• What’s in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    NEW YORK (AP) — You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That’s right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth’s population.

  • Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI

    The Latest: Officials say both journalists were shot in head

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

    Updated: 3:15 pm

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, but has the storm passed?

    Updated: 4:01 pm

  • In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)

    Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect’s computer.

  • Members of the WDBJ-TV7 news staff prepare for the early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. The balloons and flowers, at right, are addressed to Ward's fiancee, Melissa Ott, who was celebrating her last day at WDBJ on Wednesday, before moving to a station in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    The Latest: Station live for morning broadcast after deaths

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

  • Roswell Daily Record names new publisher

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A member of the family that has owned the Roswell Daily Record for decades has stepped in as the new publisher.

  • This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, in Roanoke, Va., shows station reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Ward and Parker were fatally shot on-air Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, by a former staffer in Moneta, Va. (WDBJ-TV via AP)

    Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast.

  • In this image from video, WDBJ TV reporter Nadine Maeser hugs a man outside the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The colleagues of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, two journalists shot to death on live television returned to the air Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on their dedication to the news.  (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as two police officers walked him to the door. “You’ll need this,” he said.

  • Univision journalist Jorge Ramos, right, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question regarding immigration issues during a news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.   (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Experts: Trump, Ramos confrontation shouldn’t be a surprise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s onscreen confrontation with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Tuesday over the Republican presidential candidate’s immigration plan should only be a surprise to those who don’t know Ramos.